Traveling with Baggage

General Information

Peter Pan Bus Lines does not check bags over its routes. There is no liability towards Peter Pan for unchecked baggage and personal belongings.

Customers should keep their personal belongings, especially valuables such as cell phones, tablets, laptops and medications in their possession at all times. Peter Pan Bus is not liable for any lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. All baggage must be claimed promptly upon arrival.

In general, acceptable baggage includes suitcases, duffel bags, toolboxes, trunks and securely tied cardboard boxes. A plastic and/or a paper bag is not acceptable as suitable baggage.

Tag Your Bag

All bags should have an identification tag on them containing your name, a contact phone number and your itinerary. Placing an identifier on your bag (a bright red scarf, a striped baggage strap etc…) is a simple way to help you identify your bag.

When retrieving your bag at your destination, please use care to make sure you retrieve the correct bag.

Baggage Safety

Please do not leave your bag unattended at any time when in the terminal or gate area – unattended baggage/items may be confiscated by security for safety purposes.

For safety purposes there are no locker or baggage storage facilities in terminals.

Please refrain from placing your baggage under the bus baggage compartment without a company staff member present.

Do not offer cash or any monetary gift to an employee for assistance with baggage. Any fee payment for excess baggage or oversized baggage would be made directly at the ticket counter or to an authorized employee at the gate area (in some terminals). Please report to us any individual who requested money for baggage assistance and was not able to display a company employee ID.

Transferring Bags

Customers are responsible for transferring their own bag(s) from one coach to during a transfer.

Baggage assistance is available upon request to drivers and terminal staff. Baggage assistance is offered from coach to coach during a transfer or from a ticketing counter to the gate (where staff is available). Special handling ID tags may be available at ticketing counters for customers who require assistance with their baggage.

All bags are subject to search including at terminals and on buses.

Baggage Allowances

One (1) small bag up to twenty five (25) pounds can be taken aboard for each ticketed passenger over the age of 2 years old and (1) piece of luggage in the luggage compartment.

*Carry-on bags must fit in the overhead compartment or under your seat.*

Children under two (2) years of age do not have baggage allowances.

Each ticketed passenger is allowed (1) carry-on bag and a maximum of (5) bags that can be placed in the luggage compartment.

Baggage fees are as follows:
1st bag is free (maximum 50 lbs).
2nd bag is free (maximum 50 lbs).
3rd bag will be charged $5.00 (maximum 50 lbs).
4th bag will be charged $5.00 (maximum 50 lbs).
5th bag will be charged $5.00 (maximum 50 lbs).

Baggage Guidelines

Baggage cannot exceed 62 inches when adding the total exterior dimensions of the piece (length + width + height).

Bicycles (see below for more information on traveling with a bicycle), skis and ski poles must be packed in wood, canvas or other substantial container, and securely fastened; these items should not exceed fifty (50) pounds.

Bicycles & other large items will be allowed given on a space availability basis.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from all baggage (both carry-on and baggage stored in the bus baggage compartment):

  • Acids
  • Alcoholic beverages or liquor (including beer, ale and wine)
  • Ammunition
  • Animals, pets (see note below*)
  • Articles exceeding baggage size limitations
  • Backpacks, baggage or other items with attached or protruding articles
  • Batteries containing liquid acids
  • Combustible liquids
  • Corpses or ashes of cremated corpses
  • Cylinders containing compressed gases
  • Explosives
  • Films – flammable
  • Firearms, all types
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable items
  • Furniture
  • Gases
  • Hazardous (dangerous) articles
  • Live fish, poultry, reptiles
  • Matches, strike-anywhere
  • Materials that have a disagreeable odor
  • Merchandise for resale (except sample baggage)
  • Phonograph records
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive materials
  • Television sets
  • Weapons (includes toy and replica weapons)

The following additional items are prohibited from baggage stored in the bus baggage compartments – these items should only be stored in carry-on baggage:

  • Jewelry
  • Laptop computers
  • Money
  • Passports
  • Perishable items, including foodstuffs
  • Prescription medication (doctor prescribed) – must be kept in the possession of the passenger at all times
  • *Service animals, assisting a passenger with a disability, are permitted on board

Traveling with Pets

Pet Policy

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines will allow passengers to bring with them a small dog or a cat (no other pets allowed) on board all their motor coaches.
  • Pet owners must provide a pet carrier.  The combined weight of the pet and the carrier may not exceed 25 pounds.
  • The carrier may be hard or soft sided but must be leak proof and well ventilated. The maximum size for the pet carriers is 19” long x 14” wide x 10.5 high.
  • The pet carrier must allow the pet to stand up, turn around, and lie down in a natural position while inside the pet carrier.
  • Pets must remain completely in the carrier throughout the duration of the trip. The pet carrier must be placed under the seat.
  • The pet must be at least eight weeks old and must be under your control at all times.
  • The pet must be odorless, harmless, not disruptive/aggressive, and require no attention during travel.
  • Peter Pan Bus Lines reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any pet and may remove any pet exhibiting behavior that violates our policy
  • A pet carrier will count as one piece of carry-on baggage.

Baggage Liability

Peter Pan Bus Lines does not check bags over its routes. There is no liability for unchecked baggage and personal belongings.

Customers should keep their personal belongings, especially valuables such as cell phones, tablets, laptops and medications in their possession at all times. Peter Pan Bus is not liable for any lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. All baggage must be claimed promptly upon arrival.

Peter Pan Bus will not accept responsibility for damage, breakage, deterioration, delay, and/or loss of any prohibited article or any article not specifically defined as acceptable in baggage service or for damage, breakage, deterioration, delay, and/or loss caused by such unauthorized articles to other baggage belonging to the same customer.

Customers traveling outside of Peter Pan’s service network, connecting to/from other carriers, or if checking baggage for transportation over the lines of other carriers, the ticket issuing carrier does not assume responsibility for the transportation over the lines of other carriers, except as responsibility may be imposed by law or agreements between carriers with respect to baggage.

Carrier Liabilities

Peter Pan Bus Lines does not assume any liability for lost, stolen or damaged baggage and/or personnel property. Peter Pan Bus Lines is not responsible for any items left on the bus after a passenger(s) has disembarked the bus and/or the conclusion of the trip. Passengers shall be responsible for their own personal property and baggage. Peter Pan Bus Lines shall not be liable for any injuries to a passenger or passengers caused by or resulting from the falling or shifting of baggage.

Except as responsibility may be imposed by law, Peter Pan Bus will not be liable for the delivery of baggage under instructions of the customer, baggage owner, or representative to a non-agency destination or at an agency point that does not accept incoming baggage, after such property has been left at such station or non-agency destination.

Peter Pan Bus will not deliver lost or delayed baggage to any address located outside of the continental United States. It is the responsibility of the passenger to make arrangements for any such lost or delayed baggage to be shipped to destinations outside the continental United States. The continental United States does not include Alaska or Hawaii.

Traveling with a Bicycle

Bicycles will be carried based on space availability only.

Provided there is space available: Unpackaged bicycles may be transported in the luggage bay bin. Bicycles are to be stored in a way where it would not come in contact with luggage. *Please note that Bicycle boxes are not available for sale at terminals or agencies. *

If the space is not available, then the customer may choose to purchase a bike box to take the current schedule or try the next available schedule.  

Unpackaged or packaged bicycles are part of the free baggage allowance; if the number of bags with the bicycle exceeds the allowance, the customer is charged for each item exceeding the allowance at current carrier fares.

Peter Pan is not responsible for damage to packaged or unpackaged bicycles

Baggage Claims

Peter Pan does not assume liability for misplaced/damaged baggage. If a customer wishes to file a claim for misplaced or damaged baggage/items, baggage claims must be made at a Peter Pan full service terminal ticket counter, or through Peter Pan Customer Care within thirty (30) days from the time the customer arrived at their destination to which their ticket specified. For damaged baggage/items, Peter Pan Bus may open baggage to inspect the apparent damage.

We will need the following items to submit the baggage claim (additional items may be required):

  • Your contact information and valid photo ID
  • Description and value of the misplaced/damaged item(s)
  • Your ticket confirmation number and ticket receipt
  • Statement as to how the baggage was lost/damaged
  • Photos/proof of damages


The required documents can be sent to us online through our website here, or can be mailed to:

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Customer Care – Baggage Claim

1 Peter Pan Way 

Springfield, MA 01103


We recommend making copies of all forms and documents for your records.

On all claims, we will investigate and process the claim and notify the customer of the outcome of the claim. Additional time may be required for specific claims where further investigation or documents are required.

If investigation of a claim develops that one or more other carriers have been presented with a similar claim on the same baggage, the carrier, investigating such claim, will communicate with each such other carrier, and prior to any agreement entered into between or among them as to the proper disposition of such claim or claims, will notify all claimants of the receipt of conflicting or overlapping claims and will require further substantiation, on the part of each claimant, of his right with respect to such claim.

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